Upper Zambezi Raft Float

Watch the wildlife and bird life from the vantage of the river on the relative calm of the upper Zambezi, situated upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls.

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Upper Zambezi Raft Float Experiences

Half Day Raft Float

FROM $120 Per Person

Overnight Raft Float

FROM $300 Per Person

Full Day Raft Float

FROM $140 Per Person (ex. Park Fees)

Half Day Float + Elephant Interaction

FROM $170 Per Person

Lazily float down the Upper Zambezi River

Safari Par Excellence started running Zambezi Canoeing Safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park in 1991. Today Safari Par Excellence operates Zambezi Raft Float Safaris from Livingstone on the Upper Zambezi, this is the section of the Zambezi River upstream of the Victoria Falls. This part of the Zambezi River offers great wildlife viewing with the excitement of running small Grade 2 rapids.

The Upper Zambezi River is a beautiful place for a raft float, with stunning vegetation such as ebonies, water berries, palms and a tremendous variety of acacia and Albizia. The Raft Float route whilst operated in Zambia passes through National Parks located in Zimbabwe, and the pristine bush land of Zambia where there is a possibility of chances to see game such as hippo, crocodile, elephant, giraffe and numerous birdlife.

Based out of The Victoria Falls Waterfront, on offer are ½ day, full day or an overnight trip where the evening is spent in tents by the riverside and a delicious meal and cool drinks are enjoyed under the beautiful African skies.

While on the river safety is our major concern, a full safety briefing is given before the safari commences, paddle training is given on dry land and then perfected on the river. The guide is always accompanied by a trainee/paddler, a comprehensive first aid kit and communications equipment is always carried.

Based out of The Victoria Falls Waterfront, SAFPAR operate Half and Full Day Safaris. The shorter half day safari is ideal for guests who are limited on time, a full day safari includes lunch on a shady island offering a peaceful break and opportunity to explore. The full day experience will enter the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in the afternoon.

Half Day Zambezi Raft Float Safaris

Departures Daily all year
Pick up time: 08.00hrs from your accomodation in Livingstone (out of town, by arrangement)
Return time: 13.00hrs approx
Minimum number: 2 pax
Minimum age: 12 years
Included: Transfers, guides, safety equipment, instruction and drinks

Full Day Zambezi Raft Float Safaris

Departures Daily all year
Pick up time: 08.00hrs from your accomodation in Livingstone (out of town, by arrangement)
Return time: 15.50hrs approx
Minimum number: 2 pax
Minimum age: 12 years
Included: Transfers, guides, safety equipment, instruction, lunch and drinks

If you are a camping enthusiast or are aspiring to be why not escape reality for a night with an overnight raft float experience. A day paddling is followed by a night camping at a permanent campsite on the banks of the Zambezi River. The campsite overlooks the Zimbabwean National Park. As the sun goes down plentiful game can be seen coming down to drink.

Overnight Zambezi Raft Float Safaris

Departures Daily all year
Pick up time: 08.00hrs from your accomodation in Livingstone (out of town, by arrangement)
Return time: 13.00hrs approx
Minimum number: 2 pax
Maximum number: 80 pax
Minimum age: 12 years
Included: Transfers, guides, safety equipment, instruction and drinks

Half Day Zambezi Raft Float + Elephant Interaction

Departures Daily all year
Pick up time: 08.00hrs from your accomodation in Livingstone (out of town, by arrangement)
Return time: 13.00hrs approx
Minimum number: 4 pax
Maximum number: 1o0 pax
Minimum age: 12 years
Included: Transfers, guides, safety equipment, instruction and drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Bring for Day Trips?

  • Method of payment or proof of payment (voucher)
  • Swimwear, board shorts bikini
  • Light quick drying shirt and long pant for sun protection
  • River sandals or shoes able to get wet
  • Sun hat
  • Sun screen
  • Cameras (we carry dry boxes for cameras)
  • Personal medications you may require

What to Bring for the Overnight Trip?

  • Swimwear, board shorts bikini
  • Light quick drying shirt and long pant for sun protection
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Water Bottle with clip
  • Water Shoes
  • Hat/ Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Go-Pro/ Waterproof Camera Equipment (at your own risk)
  • Personal Medications/ Basic Toiletries
  • A 2-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Small Pack-Towel
  • Head Lamp or head torch with spare batteries

Do I Need Insurance?

All clients are covered by Special Emergency Services (a private paramedic service based in Livingstone) through Safari Par Excellence; however this only covers them for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover hospitalisation and medication. As such travel and medical insurance is compulsory for all clients.

What is the Age Restriction?

The minimum age is 12 years. There is no maximum age.

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